Friday, May 22, 2015

What I'm Wearing Now: May

What I'm Wearing Now: May // Bubby and Bean

1. Black Straw Islander Tote, TOMS  //  2. Floral Kimono (sadly, the one I've been wearing nonstop, which can be seen in this post just sold out; so I'm showcasing this similar floral beauty instead)  //  3. Anthem Tank, Madewell  //  4. Double Fringe Side Zip Boot, Minnetonka  //  5. Mossimo Bailey Footbed Sandals in White, Target  //  6. Denim Cut-offs (DIYed; way into this similar pair from Rag & Bone)  //  7. Border Print Wide Leg Soft Pants, Joe B  //  8. Girlfriend Jeans, H&M  //  9. Black Embroidered Dress (mine is several years old; this similar style dress is gorgeous)   

Finally, warm weather has arrived! As many of you know, I have a thing for summer clothes, and having to pack my cut-offs and gauzy dresses back up in April - after getting to wear them for two weeks in March while I was in Arizona - was practically tear-inducing. May isn't summer in Chicago by any means, but we've had enough days in the high 70s and low 80s recently to move my favorite pieces of clothing back to the front of the closet - pieces that I've showcased above for this month's edition of What I'm Wearing Now. (If you're a new reader, you can read more about the motivation behind why I started this series by checking out the past editions, right here.)

There has been a lot of light fabric layering happening this month, and although the weather has been more full-length jean appropriate, I have been able to bust out my beloved denim cut-off shorts on several occasions. Quite of few of the pieces I wore in Arizona in March are back on rotation as well, like the wide-legged pants (# 7) and the sort-of-Birkenstockish-but-much-cheaper Target white footbed sandals (#5).  My trusty denim jacket made lots of appearances as well, but I spared you guys putting it into the collage yet again this time around. And yes, once again, there is a kimono. I may be a little kimono obsessed these days (my husband calls me 'Mrs. Roper' despite repeated explanations of how they're not muumuus), but there honestly isn't any other garment I've found that can pull an outfit together while simultaneously being this comfortable. I have several of them, and they each get plenty of wear. I've also been carrying around this insanely gorgeous tote bag from TOMS almost everyday. It's beautiful and practical, and even better, it makes a difference - with every bag purchased, TOMS will help provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need. Pretty awesome.

What type of clothing and accessory pieces have you been wearing most this month?



  1. It's supposed to warm up this weekend and I just might be able to wear my jeans shorts this weekend :)
    I love the floral Kimono!

  2. I have to admit that you - and a few other bloggers, too - have me very intrigued by the idea of kimonos, and yet I'm still not exactly sure how I would style one. Summer is just barely beginning, though, so only time will tell. I got to wear my denim shorts for the first time last weekend and I must admit, it was a total thrill, even though I'm not really a summer girl.

  3. I love those palazzo pants and the toms bag is spot on. I've begun to embrace the kimono as well.

  4. I think this is my favorite What I'm Wearing Now yet! Can I borrow that kimono??? =)

  5. Love that Kimono! Lovely choices, I recently bought a few floral fabrics to sew some light airy summer tops!


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